2010-05-14 / Community

Rockaway Beaches Are Sandy Once Again


After record-breaking storms caused extensive damage to beaches in the center of the peninsula, Congressman Anthony Weiner got together with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the New York City Parks Department to formulate a plan that would replenish the beaches in the short term while developing a long-term plan to keep the beaches sandy. Last Tuesday, Weiner, Marshall and other officials took to the boardwalk to look at the newly-restored beaches around Beach 92 Street. The pipeline that brought the sand to the beach comes all the way from the East Rockaway Inlet, at the far eastern end of the peninsula. More than 121.000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the inlet and placed on Rockaway’s beaches from Beach 90 Street to Beach 103 Street. After record-breaking storms caused extensive damage to beaches in the center of the peninsula, Congressman Anthony Weiner got together with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the New York City Parks Department to formulate a plan that would replenish the beaches in the short term while developing a long-term plan to keep the beaches sandy. Last Tuesday, Weiner, Marshall and other officials took to the boardwalk to look at the newly-restored beaches around Beach 92 Street. The pipeline that brought the sand to the beach comes all the way from the East Rockaway Inlet, at the far eastern end of the peninsula. More than 121.000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the inlet and placed on Rockaway’s beaches from Beach 90 Street to Beach 103 Street.
Many political leaders or their representatives were on the boardwalk for the ceremony. Among them were Jo Ann Shapiro, representing Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer; a representative for State Senator Malcolm Smith; Congressman Anthony Weiner; Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Parks Department Rockaway manager Jill Weber. Many political leaders or their representatives were on the boardwalk for the ceremony. Among them were Jo Ann Shapiro, representing Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer; a representative for State Senator Malcolm Smith; Congressman Anthony Weiner; Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Parks Department Rockaway manager Jill Weber.
A bulldozer distributes the sand equally along the beachfront after it is pumped into large mounds near the boardwalk. A bulldozer distributes the sand equally along the beachfront after it is pumped into large mounds near the boardwalk.

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